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The Nutrition Plan to Lose the Last Few Pounds

People who are trying to lose weight often confront the same problem: They lose enough weight to get close to their goals, and then their progress totally stalls. They wind up stonewalled, five pounds short of their ideal body weight. The solution: A strong weight-loss program.

What Kim Larson, R.D.N., N.B.C.-H.W.C., the founder of Total Health in Seattle, WA, best strategies to finish up the long journey to a leaner body.

Step 1: Get detailed with your measurements.

Make sure you’re measuring your progress regularly. Weighing yourself on a scale is a good start, but it’s also smart to find other ways to measure your body composition (fat vs. muscle content).

Step 2: Self-scout your weight-loss habits with brutal honesty.

Next, take stock of your current calorie intake. “Being accurate and brutally honest is what will reveal the pitfalls,” Larson says.

Read more at Men’s Journal